Thursday, February 24, 2011

Farm Job Opportunity in East Abbotsford

Our friends from the Arkeysteyn-Vogler Family Farm in Abbotsford are hiring...

Organic farm seeks: Assistant Field Manager

Arkesteyn-Vogler Family Farm

5115 Tolmie Road Abbotsford

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Farm/Job description: Arkesteyn-Vogler Family Farm is an organic vegetable farm in east Abbotsford. We produce a wide array of vegetable products for sale at farmers markets and through a weekly harvest box program. The farm is in it’s second year of production therefore there are many building blocks still being put into place. This will give the applicant first hand experience in the creation of a new farm enterprise. The successful candidate will be the lead hand for the farm and will assist the owners in many aspects of the farm operation. The successful candidate will take part in the supervision and instruction of part time employees and volunteers working on the farm. Flexibility as to work hours and the ability to work Saturdays is important as farm tasks are often dictated by the weather.


  • All manner of field work: planting, weeding, trellising, irrigating etc.
  • Harvesting washing and packaging crops
  • Supervising and working alongside part-time employees and volunteers
  • Vending at a farmers market at least one day a week (possibly Saturdays)
  • Constructing farm infrastructure such as greenhouses and tool sheds.


  • Drivers licence and a car to get to and from the farm
  • A background in agronomy or a related biological science
  • Experience working on a farm or in a similar physical outdoor environment
  • Sales and marketing experience
  • Experience in a supervisory or management role
  • Excellent communication skills and conflict management
  • General construction skills are a big asset.


Contract position: $12.50/hr; 40 hours a week averaged over a month. Plus lots of delicious veggies.

Contract Term April 15th to October 30th.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Andrew Arkesteyn-Vogler at by midnight of March 15th .

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